by muhammad muhammad Honourable Danjuma Sallau, Honourable Commissioner of Information and Strategy propounded that cost of Governance is the bedrock that has bedeviled our cost of election in Nigeria, while Professor Samuel Egwu, Resident Electoral Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission Niger State propounded that cost of election have over-stretch the commission beyond it reach. COST […]

Court Orders Arrest Of Babangida

Justice Aminu Aliyu of the Federal High Court in Minna on Thursday, issued bench warrants for the arrest of former Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger and Umar Nasko. Justice Aliyu also revoked the earlier bail granted Aliyu and Nasko by Justice Yellim Bogoro, for failure to respect hearing notices served on them to appear in […]

Update: Kebbi, Niger pilgrims to pay N1.5m as hajj fare

Haruna Usman, Birnin Kebbi & Saka Bolaji, Minna Intending pilgrims from Kebbi and Niger states will this year pay N1.5 million each as hajj fare for the forthcoming pilgrimage. The fares were announced after a meeting with all stakeholders in the two states by the acting Chairman, Kebbi state Pilgrims’ Welfare Agency, Ahaji Bala Bagudu […]

Court remands painter for raping 17-year-old girl

By Amen Gajira A Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Thursday ordered that a painter, Zubairu Apaila, be remanded in prison, for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl. The police charged Apaila, 23, with three counts unlawful sexual intercourse with a child; exposure of a child to narcotics, and prohibition of a child from attending and remaining […]

Ex-NIMASA Acting DG to be jailed for fraud

By Sandra Umeh Justice Mojisola Olatoregum of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday convicted a former Acting Director-General of NIMASA, Calistus Obi, charged with N136 million fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had preferred an eight-count charge against Obi, who was also a former Executive Director of the agency. He was […]

Election tribunal strikes-out PDP petition against APC in Bauchi

By Huseyn Abubakar Mbar The National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Bauchi on Thursday struck-out a petition filed by Abdulhamid Rufai of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the victory of Danlami Kawule of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Rufai had on March 31, filed the petition before the tribunal, challenging  Kawule’s election […]

JUST IN: Buhari finally confirms Adamu Mohammed as Police IG

President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the Acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed as the new Inspector General of police. The confirmation was announced at the police council meeting presided over by the president. Mr Mohammed was appointed in the acting capacity on Jan. 15, when he took over from former IGP, Ibrahim Idris. More […]


There was drama on Wednesday at the Nasarawa State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Lafia when Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura begged the governor-elect, Abdullahi Sule, to give him three more months to take the state to the Promised Land. This happened at the installation of sixteen emirs and chiefs in the state. […]

Mohammed Adamu confirmed as IGP

Mohammed Adamu has been confirmed as the inspector general of police. Adamu was confirmed at the police council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday. Musiliu Smith, chairman of the police service commission, and governors of the 36 states were part of the meeting. Adamu, who succeeded Ibrahim Idris, took over the force […]